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Oct 21, 2012 9:00am PDT
that the united states is open to one-on-one negotiations, but it hasn't been agreed to yet, it's very sensitive being that the situation in iran is extremely sensitive. remember this debate is going to be mostly focused on the obama record. mitt romney has no foreign policy record. so it's going to be on the president's decisions in iran and what went on in benghazi and security concerns leading up to what happened in libya. so the president is going to be defending his record and milt romney has not laid out a lot of specifics on foreign policy. so it will be interesting to see if the president will be turning the tables on mitt romney. >> besides foreign policy, the romney campaign is going to keep hammering away -- >> if barack obama is re-elected what will the next four years be like? the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion, taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. >> is this the line of attack that we're going to be hearing from the romney campaign before the election? >> you're starting to see it in the closing arguments. there's a lot of certainties in that ad that wi
Oct 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
" report that -- it's not true that the united states and iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the american election. the president has made clear that the president will prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon and we will do what we must to achieve. >> george mcgovern died this morning at the age of 90. we'll have more on his life and legacy later in the show. for more front page politics, i'm joined now by national political reporter for politico david catonese and anne cornbleau. i want to start with the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll showing the race is now tied at 57%. what does that tell you about how close this election might be on election day? >> it does show that romney has some pull in the national polls at least. but we need to burrow down into these state by state polls, seven to nine states that are really going to decide these elections, the sliver of decided voters is not really big. the national polls are good to look at for overall trends. but florida, virginia, ohio, these are the ones that really matter to determine the electoral ou
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
blunder in the history of the united states. >> that democrats supported, by the way. >> can i finish, if yo don't mind? the fact of the matter is no responsible democrat -- excuse me. after 9/11 when 3,000 americans were killed went and criticized george bush's administration for not having the right intelligence, even though there was evidence that the intelligence was there and not looked at. we don't criticize each other, republicans or democrats in a time of national tragedy. this was an act of war. i'm sick of republicans having second guessed the president of the united states who we need to pull behind. we didn't criticize george bush after 9/11. >> i'll make a note of that. but this does not change the facts. the facts on the ground are very real. this administration has to deal with them. square it up. put the information out there. >> i'm sure they will in due course. >> yeah, due course after the election, i'm sure. >> it's what's best for the united states and the people. that's the president's job, not play politics with a bunch of hacks in congress who don't know what t
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of the united states who we need to pull behind. we didn't criticize george bush after 9/11. >> i'll make a note of that. but this does not change the facts. the facts on the ground are very real. this administration has to deal with them. square it up. put the information out there. >> i'm sure they will in due course. >> yeah, due course after the election, i'm sure. >> it's what's best for the united states and the people. that's the president's job, not play politics with a bunch of hacks in congress who don't know what they're talking about. >> i'm sure elijah cummings is a close friend of mine. >> now we're going to go off topic. let's move to ohio. it's of critical importance for mitt romney. he writes mitt romney can get to 270 electoral votes without ohio, but he would have to win, florida, virginia, north carolina, iowa, colorado, nevada and either new hampshire or wisconsin. in other words, michael, he would have to win about every other battleground state. i threw in the michael, because it's not this the quote. we learn that 18% of ohioan have already voted. 63% of whom -- basically
Oct 20, 2012 9:00am PDT
's a pretty handy qualification for president of the united states. >> it is. but is mitt romney the campaigner, then, different from mitt romney the elected official? >> i think he's fairly gentle on the campaign trail. he's certainly gentle and decent and private. he's one of the most decent guys that i've ever met. people are asking me these days, well, is mitt the moderate going to show up for work on day one if he's elected president. my answer is yes. as i say i know him very well. i've spent a lot of time with him. ridden around the back of a car with him in new hampshire. gone door-to-door in new hampshire with him. i've seen him a lot with just him and ann. and he's a fabulous guy. he's a guy who does not have any unattractive edge. >> so then is mitt the moderate held to task by the far rights of his party on socialish zblus. >> i don't know. i'm not a movement conservative and i'm certainly not a conservative on social issues. i'm closer to being a liberal on social issues. the dreaded" l" word. but i kind of -- you can't have everything. and i think romney is the guy
Oct 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
. massachusetts has the second highest rate of patents. california third. the united states ranks only 22nd in a new ranking of best countries for workplace equality. equal pay is among several factors considered by the world economic forum study. the top three, iceland, finland and norway. >>> this place is pretty cool. >> pretty cool. >> we're here under false pretenses. >> what are you talking about? >> well, the slight being setting for "national anthem's last resort. the cayman islands has come out first in new hsbc ranking of the friendliest countries. the survey is based on how ex-pats feel when they're living there. australia second, canada third and the u.s. ranks sixth. this is not so friendly. jets quarterback tim tebow, you've heard of him, right? in the new "sports illustrated" survey of nfl players, tebow is named the most overrated player in the league. ouch. and finally the late elizabeth taylor is topping forbes's new list of top earning dead celebrities. comments from a christie's auction of her prized possessions. michael jackson comes in second with 145 million. elvis pr
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
are proud of being president of the united states, applaud colin for standing with him. >> what was your reaction to that? >> i am sorry about that comment. i think that general powell endorsed president obama because he thinks president obama is the best person of the job. i don't think general powell is prone to make decisions on people based on skin color. i would agree strongly about the comments made by mr. sununu, even though i used to work under him at the white house. i think people base endorsements on who they think is the best person for the job. i am proud that an african-american is president of the united states. i happen to support mitt romney, and i made that decision based on the facts of what i think are the important issues that move me. i'm sorry that governor sununu made a comment like that. >> listening to what you are saying, joe, where is the outrage from your party about this statement? >> i think there are so many statements made in the closing days of the campaign, nobody is paying attention to the comments. the race is very close, and i agree with governor dea
Oct 20, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the united states being floated. our good friend donald trump being in first place for awhile. it was -- it was for many months a party that was in search of itself. and it damaged its brand. i think, though, again you look at the latest polls, it's pretty close. >> what has the tea party done to the republican party? there doesn't seem to be a lot of embracing of diverse thinking. how much has it damaged the republican party? >> well, i don't know how the republican brand is doing now, if you just look at the election last year in 2010, or two years ago. the tea party was part of a coalition that gave republicans the largest majority landslide nationwide in the history of the country. if you take what happened on the congressional record level, and what happened on the state level, republicans won more seats in 2010 than ever before. >> but do you think that was because of tea party ideology, or because the economy was tanking, and it was like, anything but what we have going on. >> i think it was a combination of both. i think that there are a lot of people who are very ener
Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
. you're talking about the president of the united states playing with the burp oh of labor statistics numbers. this is nixon stuff. do you want to take back the charge? >> i don't want to take back one word in that tweet. >> joining me now for a close look at the jobs number, and a broiling controversy, chief economist for vice president biden and senior fellow on budget policy and priorities. jared, wow. look at the jobs report first. unemployment standing at 7.8%. non-farm payrolls rose by 114,000. total employment up by 873,000 and the labor force participation rate, that's rising up .1% down to 63.6. >> right. >> give me your grade, your rating of this report? >> this is a good report. it shows some real mow meant numb a couple of important areas. the unemployment rate can come down two ways. a bad way and good way. the bad way, it comes down because people leave the job market. give up looking for work. we actually saw that in august, but in september, that 0.3 decline in the unemployment rate was the good way. a lot more people got work. that also tells you, though, the numbers
Oct 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the united states elections project. nice of you to join us, michael. thanks for being here. >> good to be talking with you about early voting early in the morning. >> very good. i'd like to know who is the early average absentee voter? what's their description? what's their profile? >> at this stage in the game, it's somewhere who's already made up their mind. playing off of what andy sullivan was talking about, those high information voters. somebody who knows the name of the chief justice of the supreme court. these are people who have already decided who they're going to vote for, they know a lot about the candidates, they're comfortable with casting their ballot. >> can you give a party which is more likely to vote early? >> typically the sorts of high information voters we're talking about look like republicans, however, in 2008 we know that obama won the early vote by a large margin and so far this election it looks as though why we don't have a re-creation of the 2008 early vote electorate, it's still looking like an electorate that's more democratic than republican in the na
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> the president of the united states had 90 minutes. now, if he had done his homework and actually prepared and actually studied romney, why didn't he say it? i mean, why didn't he take romney head-on? first of all, the charges on the tax cuts is just plain wrong. and even the analysts have said, even your department campaigner has said -- forgetting that for a second, the job of the president is supposed to be competent and to be able to stand up for what he believes in. and to be able to articulate what is wrong. mitt romney walked over him. >> not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations he has for himself. but look, i think part of it was because as i said earlier we met a new mitt romney, we met a new mitt romney that wanted to walk away from the central theory of his economic plan, which was a tax cut. i don't have a tax cut that is 4.8 or $5 trillion, i'm not going to cut taxes on the rich. i don't have a medicare voucher plan, i love teachers, i think we need more of them. i mean, don't believe me, speaker gingrich was pretty eloquent in talk
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
of the united states playing with the bureau of labor statistics numbers. this is mixing stuff. do you want to take back the charge here? >> i don't want to take back one word in that tweet. >> oh, this is good. what's the word from the white house folks today on these jobs numbers? are they being cautious about them at all? >> you heard the president be cautious. the president and his advisers and everybody on down the line is going to be very quick to add that there are millions of people in this country who are out of work, looking for work, who can't find work or working part-time when they really want to be working full time or simply have grown so frustrated they've quit looking for work all together. alex every first friday of every month there's this painful jobs report. the white house tries not to be too optimistic. one more of these reports before election day. i think the president was a little bit out further over the ski tips than he has been in past months as the reports come down the line. it was a dramatic jump relatively speaking to all these others. .3%. that's a lot. hou
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